Friday March 28, 2008 15:37
The Egg Thieves is a new party mission at the Guardians Colony. Your major focus on here is time, since the S rank requires you to finish with 6 minutes remaining. Enemies are optional, you do not need to kill all of them. This guide will auto update with new information and pictures when its received.
Preperation & Team Strategies
For this mission. teams can be separated into singles or doubles. Singles teams will have each individual person enter a certain area for Block 2. Doubles teams will have 2 people entering an area. Here are some strategies used by different players:
- Block 1: At the start of the mission, only one person is needed to go downstairs to step on the button.
- Block 2: Have one or two people enter one area. For example, in a doubles situation, two people will enter Commercial Area North, and the other two will enter Commercial Area South. For Singles, one person will solo their area.
- Block 2: After the first egg, two party members can head off to block 3. This will mean that those who are looking for the 2nd Egg will have to split up and find them on their own.
- Block 2: On whichever side you find an egg. Tell your other team mates to stop what they are doing and head back to block 2.
Residential Block 1
At the beginning of the block, one party member must go down stairs to step on a button while the others head to the left. This button will open the gate upstairs. For those who are upstairs on the ledge, you can skip the first set of enemies.Then use the gun to shoot at the rubble at the top ledge so it falls down on the laser traps. Once the gate is open you can now enter and defeat the enemies to open the door. In the next open area you need to defeat the enemies to open the gate. From there, there is a path going straight leading to a red gate, and a path going left. Everyone should take the left. You will be skipping a lot of enemies in this block.
Shooting at the rubble above will destroy the laser trap.
Residential Block 2
Block 2 is a hub connecting 4 distinct locations. Upstairs, it leads to two blocks called Commercial Area North and Commercial Area South. On the ground level, it leads to Administrative Areas East and Administrative Area West.
S Rank Guide: When you are in these"north/south" and "east/west" areas, you are racing against your other team members on the opposite side of your location. The first team to see a Gainozeros should stay within that district and obtain the egg. As for the other team, depending on how far you are from the entrance, you should drop everything and head back to block 2.
At the beginning of block 2, all party members must immediately turn right. You will see a portal exiting to the Commercial Area North Entrance. There is another portal close by that will send you to the bottom of the map and lead you to Commercial Area South Entrance. The first egg may be located in either the North or South entrances. The other egg may be located in the West or East Administration areas. During most of the runs, eggs were located in the North and East areas. However, the egg can show up in any location, so its best to have people at both polar opposites. You can skip getting Lou’s Hat and head for Block 3 located at the bottom of the map.
Freeze / Resist and Stun / Resist will help make soloing easier,
otherwise have someone to heal you as you find the egg.
During some runs, killing fire elemental vandas will open a portal to Lou’s Hat
S Rank Guide: The quickest way to reach to Block 3 if you are lost is to head south on the map. You can skip most of Block 2′s enemies except for the ones inside the commercial and administration areas.
Residential Block 3
Every time you see fire, use your gun to shoot the rubble directly above it. The Grass Assassin can push you into the fire which is designed to make you fail the mission very quickly. Try to run past and avoid killing any Grass Assassins that spawn near a fire. Three switches will open the door at the end. One is located on the right path after you finish an enclosed Grass Assassin room. The others 2 will appear along the left path as you head downstairs.
Common Failure Spot: Block 3 failures most often occur because someone tries to run through fire. The fire will block you from moving forward, forcing you to heal yourself, giving ample time for the Grass Assassin to paralyze you and knock you right back into the fire. Shooting at the rubble in the ceiling will be useless since it will aim for the Grass Assassin. During this situation, kill the Grass Assassin first then focus on dousing the fire. Star Atomizers will help party members during this crisis. Use PA’s to knock over a Grass Assassin so that everyone may pass it quickly.
Residential Block 4
The last egg is found in this room after you clear everything. Three Gainozeros will spawn, be sure to check your health frequently because they take up a huge chunk of HP.